“VERY SOON TELEVISION WOULD RELEGATE OUR PRESENT PROGRAMMES TO A POSITION ANALOGOUS TO SILENT FILMS”
CAMM, Frederick James. Newnes Television and Short-Wave Handbook. London: George Newnes, (1934). Octavo, original burgundy cloth. $300.
First edition of this early history of television, “the missing link to complete home radio entertainment,” amply illustrated with 230 line cuts, diagrams, and photographs “dealing with every branch of television.”
This two-part work covers the elementary principles of building televisions as well as short-wave and ultra-short-wave radio telephony. Camm was the editor of the journals Practical Wireless, Practical Television and Practical Mechanics, in addition to his authorship of a number of works pertaining to mechanics and wireless construction. Includes a dictionary of television terminology. Without scarce original dust jacket.
Light scattered foxing to edges. A near-fine copy.